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  • Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

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    HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician...

  • Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip. The program was launched with high expectations at an international conference in Cairo on...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Mayer staunchly defended her strategy during a Tuesday presentation...

  • Today in History

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    Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1944, the World War II Battle of Leyte (LAY'-tee) Gulf began, resulting in a major Allied victory against Japanese forces. On this date: In 1707, the...

  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market....

  • Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board. "We're not talking about just selling...

  • Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Series 1-all

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A...

  • Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres. Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job. The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30. Manager Bud Black said he and...

  • Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. In December 2012, Joseph Banks and an accomplice smashed a hole in a cell window and climbed down 20 stories using a rope fashioned from bed...

  • NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race. Cuomo noted that Rob...

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